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L.A. County’s workers and businesses can thrive with a new minimum wage

For nearly 40 years, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs was our local consumer protection agency. As director of the department since 2012, it was my job to make sure all consumers in L.A. County were treated ...

Local toy company helps 25,000 Southern California foster children at an event in Compton

Thousands of foster children throughout Southern California were given the magic and joy of play, thanks to the generous support of more than 50 participating toy companies and 250 local toy industry volunteers brought together today by the Toy Industry ...

Practical Politics

As the summer sun in Los Angeles makes its very intense and vibrant entrance this June, it is interesting to reflect on things before and things now.

Beyond the Rhetoric

ESPN television recently produced a brilliant documentary on the murder trial of OJ Simpson. I thought I knew OJ but after seeing the documentary I have concluded that my opinion of him and the trial was rather shallow.

New center will help educate community on financial literacy

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to establish a Center for Financial Empowerment in a bid to help lift tens of thousands of families out of debt.

Preps to receive graduation bonus

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to pay $400 rewards to kids from CalWORKS families who graduate from high school. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended the pilot program, which will offer another $100 to those graduates who complete a financial ...

NNPA teams with Chevrolet to launch Howard University journalism fellowship

At a March 23 news conference at Howard University, the National Newspaper Publisher Association (NNPA) partnered with Chevrolet and Howard University’s School of Communications to announce the “Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) fellowship program.

Hillary Clinton vists Community Coalition

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returned to Los Angeles, and one of her stops was in South Los Angeles. The former first lady, New York senator and U.S. secretary of state appeared with U.S. Representative Karen Bass and Los Angeles ...

Walmart inivites manufacturers to pitch USA-made product

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking for entrepreneurs to pitch their made-in-the-USA products to the company’s buyers in a daylong event at Walmart’s global headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., on June 28. “We are opening our doors and making our ...

Black Writers On Tour conference

Rosie Milligan, Ph.D., brings the largest Black cultural event for Southern California—the Black Writers On Tour Writers’ Conference and the Southern California Black Business Expo together all under one roof in Carson.

Fed’s hiring practices void of diversity, says Rep. Maxine Waters

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters recently took the federal government’s financial services agencies to task for

Google has been breaking the law in Russia

The company has been found guilty of forcing Russian vendors to preload Android smartphone devices with Google apps and banning them from installing services offered by rival search engines.

Who wins when global currencies tumble?

The Brazilian real has lost 28% against the dollar just this year. The Turkish lira 20%, Colombian peso 23% and the Indonesian rupiah is down 11% versus the dollar in 2015.

Watts businesses today similar to those of 50 years ago

By the time the Watts civil unrest took place in 1965, Chambers Shine Parlor and Repair had spent nearly a decade serving customers in the community near the intersection of Manchester Boulevard and Central Avenue.

Watts celebrates

Watts residents enjoyed a bright and sunny summer day as they danced, listened to live music, and ate good food at Ted Watkins Park this Saturday during the 49th annual Watts Summer Festival.

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